by Karen Bates
(last updated October 3, 2016)
There's nothing quite like the look of new, clean carpet in your home. Without any stains or dirt, your floors can appear so perfect that you wish no one ever had to walk on them.
Of course, your floor coverings aren't likely to stay clean for long. Even with your best efforts to keep dirty feet from traveling over the carpet, it's inevitable that the carpet in the heavy-traffic areas of your home will get dirty over time. The carpet can begin to look dull and worn as more dirt collects in the fibers with each step.
Carpet can be expensive, so the last thing you probably want to do with dirty carpet is to have it replaced. The easiest way to get your carpet looking like new again is to have it thoroughly cleaned. You can do this yourself if you have the right equipment or if you rent a shampooer to do the job, but by hiring a cleaning service to do the work you save yourself hassle and the work will probably be finished more quickly.
Carpet cleaning services specialize in removing stains and dirt from carpet to help it look new again. They use special equipment to clean with water and shampoo, and then vacuum up moisture to leave your carpet looking great again. This process takes about twenty minutes per room, although this varies depending on the room size as well as other factors. Some cleaning services will even move your furniture for you so you don't have to worry about it.
After the service company has cleaned your carpet, the floor will need to have some time to air dry thoroughly. This can take several hours or sometimes a day or two, so be careful during this period not to walk on it too often and avoid wearing shoes in the house. Using fans and opening up window to get airflow through the room can shorten the drying time.
If you are curious about hiring a carpet cleaning service, do a little research to find out which one will best suit your needs and your budget. Certain companies offer free quotes, some of which are available online for your convenience. You can even find carpet cleaning companies that clean areas other than just carpeted rooms, such as stairs, leather, tile, car interiors, and furniture. Whatever cleaning service you need, a carpet cleaning company will be able to help you with many of your cleaning needs.
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